Minneapolis City Council agrees to $795,000 settlement in case of 22-year-old shot and killed by police
The Minneapolis City Council approved a $795,000 settlement with the family of a 22-year-old man who was shot and killed by police in 2013.
The officers involved were cleared by a grand jury in the shooting of Terrance Franklin.
Investigators say he tried to grab an officer's gun after breaking into a home in south Minneapolis.
A year later, Franklin's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, the former police chief and two of the officers.
The lawsuit demanded $2 million in damages.
President of the Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis, Lt. Bob Kroll, issued the following statement to KSTP Friday afternoon:
"It is with complete and utter disappointment to hear today the City Council of Minneapolis reached a settlement in regards to the death of Terrance Franklin. The Police Officers Federation of Minneapolis is outraged to say the least. This incident changed lives for many, to include the victim's whose house was burglarized, the victim's whose car was stolen, and the two Police Officers who were shot and significantly injured by Terrance Franklin, while attempting to stop him on his felonious crime spree. This shows the lack of support and compassion the City Council has regarding crime in this great city, the victim's it leaves in its wake, and the care and well-being of our officers. It is a slap in the face of Justice. It seems instead of punishing violent offenders, the City Council is in the business of rewarding violent offenders. This payment only assists with promoting and perpetuating violent acts towards the citizens and visitors of this great city and violence towards Police Officers."